Archive for October 14th, 2019

Business Briefs 14 Oct 2019

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:12 AM

* VietinBank (CTG) will issue the second tranche of this year’s bond issuance worth VND1 trillion at the end of this month. With par value of VND10 million each, the [...]
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Up to 35 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

Up to 35 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 9:06 AM

Tens of thousands of rescuers worked through the pre-dawn hours Monday to reach people trapped by landslides and floods in Japan caused by a powerful typhoon that has killed [...]
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Taiwan gets ally as Prague mayor cuts Beijing ties

Taiwan gets ally as Prague mayor cuts Beijing ties

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Asia Times | 7:05 AM

Pro-Taiwan mayor, who spent medical internship on island, insists ‘one-China’ edict be removed from friendship pact China suffered a rare diplomatic discomfiture [...]
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HK’s metro, legislature open but more protests planned for weekend

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s metro operator opened all stations on Friday for the first time in a week ahead of another round of anti-government protests at the weekend, while the [...]
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Pakistan’s Khan blasts media ‘double standard’ over HK protests

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan accused international media Friday of a “double standard”, saying news outlets give more prominence to the ongoing [...]
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Government scrambles to protect election candidates from doxxing in coming HK district council polls, with need for home address registration scrapped

Government scrambles to protect election candidates from doxxing in coming HK district council polls, with need for home address registration scrapped

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Candidates running for the coming district council elections in Hong Kong will no longer need to provide their residential addresses for the government’s gazette, [...]
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HK’s police commissioner to retire amid continued political unrest

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Stephen Lo, the commissioner of Hong Kong’s embattled police force, is set to retire next monthprompting a reshuffle at the top of the department as it continues to [...]
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HK police hunt for radical anti-government group trying to use extortion to fund protest movement with cryptocurrency

HK police hunt for radical anti-government group trying to use extortion to fund protest movement with cryptocurrency

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police are investigating reports that a self-proclaimed radical anti-government group is extorting local businesses to fund the protest movement with [...]
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Thousands march again, gas bombs thrown in HK

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, [...]
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US company supplying tear gas to HK police faces mounting criticism

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Another US senator has joined a chorus against Pennsylvania-based NonLethal Technologies Inc for selling riot gear to Hong Kong that is being used against pro-democracy [...]
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Apple CEO Tim Cook defends decision to remove an app used by HK protesters

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

In the latest struggle for an American company to navigate the tricky waters of doing business in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company’s decision to pull a [...]
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Petrol bombs thrown in HK metro, no one injured: government

Petrol bombs thrown in HK metro, no one injured: government

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets angry [...]
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Lawyer of Indonesian journalist shot in the eye mulls legal action against HK police over ‘failure’ to bring guilty to book

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The lawyer for an Indonesian journalist who was shot in the eye while covering an anti-government protest two weeks ago on Saturday vowed to take legal action against the [...]
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One country, two fortunes: HK’s youth face bleak future

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

With sky-high housing prices, stagnant wages, Hong Kong youth face fewer opportunities than mainland Chinese peers. The contrast between the TV pictures coming from Beijing [...]
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Spokesperson warns Taiwan’s DPP confrontation would lead nowhere

14-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday warned Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party authority that confrontation would lead nowhere and seeking “Taiwan [...]
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